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Heritage and Community
Project implemented by Government of Lebanon
Baalbek, Lebanon, October 2010
Project co-financed by the Italian Government

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Temple of Bacchus

Baalbek (بعلبك) is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon, east of the Litani River. It is famous for its monumental temples of the pagan age, when the city was named Heliopolis (λιούπολις), and was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Roman Empire.

Baalbek was severely hit during the 2006 Israel incursion into Lebanon. On August 4, 2006, Israeli helicopter-borne soldiers, supported by bomb attacks from their aircrafts, entered the Hikmeh Hospital in Baalbek. Their purpose was to capture senior members of the Hezbollah group that were considered responsible for kidnapping two Israeli soldiers that were thought to be hidden in the building. Vibrations caused by bombs during this conflict were reported to having damaged the archeological heritage of Baalbek. UNESCO had offered to help coordinate the restoration efforts in the monuments. And the Italian Government had funded a cooperation project that helped preserve the heritage and revive the infrastructure utilised for managing water resources.

Italian experts have been supporting Lebanese authorities in better conservation and management of archaeological sites, setting up information points, organising exhibitions and setting up museums.

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See also edit

 Baalbek - UNESCO World Heritage List
 Baalbeck International Festival

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On Wikipedia:
 Cultural heritage
 List of heritage registers
 World Heritage Site
 Heritage tourism

European Union policies:
 Cultural heritage policies in EU
 Culture in EU development cooperation
 Thematic briefing note on the external cooperation projects in the field of cultural heritage